New Study: Alcohol Intake at Any Level May Increase Risk of Heart Disease

Contrary to observational studies, alcohol consumption may not actually counter the risk of heart disease, according to a large study published in JAMA Network Open.

Previous observational studies suggested that consuming small amounts of alcohol may provide heart-related health benefits, but a team of researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard found in a recent study that alcohol intake at all levels was linked with higher risks of cardiovascular disease.

The Boston researchers suggested that the supposed benefits of drinking alcohol might be attributed to other healthy lifestyle factors that are typically followed among light to moderate drinkers.

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